WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration lifted restrictions on travel
to Libya Feb. 26, opening the country to U.S. tourism and other
types of travel for the first time in 23 years.
The Secretary of State rescinded the restriction on the use of U.S.
passports for travel to Libya, and the Treasury Department issued a
general license for all travel-related expenses in Libya. That
means Americans can travel there for tourism, academic research and
family visits, as well as for business.
The White House press secretary said the actions were taken in
response to Libya's "significant steps in implementing its
commitment to disclose and dismantle all weapons of mass
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